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Oliver Cowdery

Information regarding Oliver Cowdery

  • Date of birth: October 3, 1806
  • Place of birth: Wells, Rutland County, Vermont
  • Apostolic ordination: May 1, 1829
  • Age when ordained apostle: 22 years 6 months
  • End of apostolic service: April 11, 1838
  • Total apostolic years: 8 years 11 month
  • Date of death: March 3, 1850
  • Age at death: 43 years 5 months
  • Place of death: Richmond, Ray County, Missouri
  • Remarks:  Oliver was excommunicated for apostasy in 1838.  He never denied or renounced his testimony of the translation of the Book of Mormon nor of his viewing of the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated.
  • Notable quote:  Speaking of the translation of the Book of Mormon, Oliver stated, “These were days never to be forgotten – to sit under the sound of a voice dictated by the inspiration of heaven, awakened the utmost gratitude of this bosom!”

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